Wednesday, May 2, 2018


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Tuesday, February 13, 2018


I love watching the Olympics. 
I rarely make time for TV but during the Olympics the TV is on. As a child it was one of the few times we could eat dinner and watch TV at the same time- remember TV trays?! My parents would comment on the culture and beauty of the host city, mention facts about a part of the world our family wouldn’t have known otherwise. They talked about the passion, the dedication the amount of time it took to become an Olympian. My brother and sisters would come and go out of the TV room but we were all together to watch the hockey games. I enjoyed the opening ceremonies watching the teams showcase their custom designed uniforms, offering my fashion advice to the television. This year much hasn’t changed. I visited my dad yesterday and the TV is on, a little louder these days. I smiled with gratitude. At my home the TV is also on. My husband and sons oohing and awing during snowboard jumps and will get up super early to watch Canada play hockey, hopefully for a medal! I’m admiring the behind the scenes effort to pull off such an event. I love seeing the happiness, from Olympian families, Olympians themselves and volunteers. I'm still commenting on the runway of athletes, impressed with designers’ talent weaving cultural traditions in fashion. Our latest issue of Power of Gratitude shares gift ideas that are good for your health, heart, a free Valentine’s Day card to download print and share and few Olympian quotes to inspire yourself or others.  To health, heart and happiness.  Love Janet

Friday, December 22, 2017


It’s the time of year! 
We show gratitude to our co workers, family and friends and look forward to the year ahead. 
It's also a time for me to reflect on the year and prepare for the following year.  
I acknowledge our accomplishments, look at worked well, what didn’t tweak the systems, and develop a plan to achieve the next set of goals.
The Christmas season is also a time for me to thank our clients.   
I’m appreciative to our clients who trust us with their recognition, hunting, sourcing, and designing their special memories, keepsakes and awards, helping them recognize those most important to their success.
On behalf of us at Janet Helm, thank you for making this year a great success.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Janet xo 
ps If you still need a holiday card or gift tags you can download our festive designs free from our resource page  www.janethelm.com 


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Dos and Don'ts That Will Save you Time and Money!


In the latest online issue of Corporate Meetings and Events 
magazine I share a few dos and don'ts  
 before sourcing your corporate gifts. 
Follow these tips to save time and money! 
Happy Gifting, 
Janet

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Heart Month and The Science of Gratitude



Our latest issue of the Power of Gratitude is here! 
What better month than February to celebrate our customers, share heartfelt recognition ideas and an article that shares neuroscientist Alex Korb's research on the importance gratitude 
and how it can impact your life. 
With gratitude, 
Janet

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

You Never Know!




You never know when our actions might affect someone in ways we never realize. 

Case in point, I helped a young woman who lost her car keys in the park next to our house while she walked her dog. She mentioned she was having a rough day. Her wallet was in her car, along with her cellphone, road side assistance information etc. I let her borrow my cell phone to phone her work and I called BCAA.  I calmed her down by trying to make light of the situation. We then walked back to the park to see if we could find the needle in the haystack.  I saw the sun shining on a metal object which turned out to be her car key. She was so happy and surprised, even called me an angel through her tears. She left happy and relieved. I continued on with my day not really thinking much about it. Tonight she knocked on my door with a bottle of wine and a lovely thank you note.  It was a reminder to me that we never know how our actions affect everyone in our lives strangers or not, and that there are daily opportunities to be a positive influence on others. 
Our resource page on our website  has a few thank you notes and gift tags you can download for free. 
Cheers to influencing others with gratitude!
Janet 

Friday, May 20, 2016

I Love New York



View from inside the Javits Center designed by 
architect James Ingo Freed of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.

Back at 'er this week after spending time in NYC attending ICFF, the high end contemporary furniture trade show that brings international designs from accessories to wall coverings to lighting held in the Javits Center. The Stationary Show was on at the same time which was sure handy. Yes, I packed sensible shoes! Inspired by everything, from the people on the street, music, comedy show, the architecture old mix with new and the impressive flavors and service in the restaurants, 
New York never disappoints. 
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Janet

Central Park

View from my hotel, Viceroy, and their rooftop bar